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Old 01-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #2791
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I love this thread......
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:08 AM   #2792
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:20 AM   #2793
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Ummmm...that doesn't look too safe.

What's the weight of the ATV?

Even if the ATV/rack combo comes in under the max tongue weight, the hitch wasn't originally designed to handle weight cantilevered out like that.

Have you considered adding a castor to the rack along these lines?

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 AM   #2794
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It weighs less than a streetbike. Don't worry about it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:24 AM   #2795
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It weighs less than a streetbike. Don't worry about it.
Seriously?

This...



...looks safe to you?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #2796
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It weighs less than a streetbike. Don't worry about it.
Weight isn't the issue so much as the length that causes LEVERAGE issues.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #2797
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Seriously?

This...

[needlessly quoted image removed as not to annoy everyone reading the thread]

...looks safe to you?

Absolutely.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:37 AM   #2798
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:29 AM   #2799
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Seriously?

This......looks safe to you?
It already looks bent sitting still. That quad hangs way out there.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #2800
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It already looks bent sitting still. That quad hangs way out there.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:40 AM   #2801
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It weighs less than a streetbike.
there's a reason moment diagrams exist and not just force diagrams...
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #2802
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Seriously...that quad is going to have some serious rash on it soon...not to mention how light the front of that FJ is going to be. Leverage is going to multiply the weight. Tongue weight is 10% of what the gross trailer weight rating is and that is not including the force from the leverage.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #2803
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More than likely, this is gonna bend or break one the first few times you hit a bump/pothole.

Versa-Haul and the like usually have ~400 pound weight limit. There are others that allow for more. The weight is carried very close to the hitch and doesn't have nearly the torque on the hitch this does. And FWIW, quite a few of these types of carriers have been discontinued (commercially).

I hope it works out for you but more than that, I hope (for your sake) it doesn't break.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #2804
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Ummmm...that doesn't look too safe.

What's the weight of the ATV?

Even if the ATV/rack combo comes in under the max tongue weight, the hitch wasn't originally designed to handle weight cantilevered out like that.

Have you considered adding a castor to the rack along these lines?

That's about the only way I can see to salvage this. Cut the tongue apart and add a hinge and a rear wheel as shown.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #2805
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Seriously...that quad is going to have some serious rash on it soon...not to mention how light the front of that FJ is going to be. Leverage is going to multiply the weight. Tongue weight is 10% of what the gross trailer weight rating is and that is not including the force from the leverage.
Accident waiting to happen.............
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